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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Unexpected Experience

In planning for our Big Island adventure, I somehow missed this beautiful gem and my husband and I sort of stumbled upon it. If you're interested in history, beautiful scenery... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Angela R
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Waterloo, Iowa
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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In planning for our Big Island adventure, I somehow missed this beautiful gem and my husband and I sort of stumbled upon it. If you're interested in history, beautiful scenery, and short hikes you really need to plan to spend time here. Park Rangers were well informed and passionate about this beautiful park and the history and culture are powerful.

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Thank Angela R
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought a tri-state park pass and decided to go to this park since we could get in free. The park was enjoyable and it was nice learning about the history of Hawaii and how this sacred place is important to Hawaiians. It was very hot today so we did not spend a lot of time here.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent preservation of an old Hawaiian cultural site. The very nice Park Ranger explained the options to us of starting a walk down .7 miles to the ocean, with the petroglyphs .3 down, or driving just south of the park and parking in the rear right of the marina, and walking through the back entrance by the beach....we chose... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit and learn about the history of Hawaii. We were impressed by the old monuments and images of Hawaii's Royal past!

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Thank v6395
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Giant green sea turtles were sunning themselves on the rocks all around us. It was fun to get up to 20' and watch them. We went to park and looked around, then opted for easy 5 minute trail to beach from the marina.

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Thank Annemariekmann
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I love going to the various national parks. We came to this one and the rangers were clearly excited about being there and were ready to share a wealth of information. We learned many new and interesting facts and got our park stamps book filled up with another stamp. It can get a bit hot, so don't... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. The ranger and volunteers have lots of information to impart. The walk/hike to the beach is easy, although it can get hot so take plenty of water. The beach is lovely and this is the best place to see turtles. They even have a free turtle lecture every Saturday morning. So glad this... More 

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Thank Jane M
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The historic site here is interesting but the best views come from doing the hikes. There's maps that will show you where to go. Plan for about 30 minutes round trip to get to the ocean. Lots of longer options available too.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, we saw 15 turtles here!!! Although the goal is to stay 20 feet away from the sea turtles, some swam right up to us while we were snorkeling!! Tons of fish, too. If you want a secluded, snorkeling beach then this is the one for you! Things to consider: a third of the beach is sacred Hawaiian land. Please... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to relax on an amazing beach with plenty of shade, active rangers, and tons of turtles. We saw at least 10 turtles, great variety of location made for nice pictures! Please stay back from the turtles and never bother them.

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